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Tigers, Pirates postponed for 2nd time in series

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) sits on the bench after being pulled in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Pirates-Tigers game scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been postponed because of inclement weather moving into the area. The game will be played as part of a split doubleheader on Easter Sunday.

The first game is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. EDT, with the makeup game at 6:10 p.m.

The opening day game between Detroit and Pittsburgh on Thursday also was postponed because of rain and played Friday.

Michael Fulmer, Saturday's scheduled starter for the Tigers, is expected to face Pittsburgh's Trevor Williams in Sunday's early game. Detroit's starter for Game 2 is to be announced. The Pirates are expected to pitch right-hander Chad Kuhl.

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